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Measuring the success of MEASURE Evaluation

To understand the remarkable global impact of MEASURE Evaluation, part of the Carolina Population Center, think back to 2003. Back then, HIV/AIDS in America was no longer a death sentence but a manageable, long-term illness for those with access to antiretroviral drugs. Yet in sub-Saharan Africa, where there were no such medications, more than 20…

Showcasing a century of football

When Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams graced the cover of the season opening football game program, it was be a far cry from the 50-cent publications that fans held in the stands when North Carolina and South Carolina met at the 1955 Oyster Bowl. Sixty years ago, that program featured a hand-drawn picture of non-descript players…

A chance to recharge

This semester, you can recharge your phone — and yourself — under the shade across UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus. Six organizations came together over the summer to bring one bright idea to life: solar umbrellas. “It uses the sunlight to generate electricity through the panels on top of the ribs of the umbrella,” said senior Charlie…

Summer internship grants make a world of difference

Before this summer, Carolina student Destiny Planter had never lived in a big city. But as she sat down to a breakfast meeting in downtown Washington, D.C., in July, she had all the confidence of a capital-city powerbroker. “I’m worn out, but I survived it!” she said, settling into a booth. “Now I know I…

A Nobel connection in Stockholm

Stockholm, Sweden’s Nobel Museum is one with a powerful connection to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Alongside names like Einstein, Curie and the Dalai Lama, another of the 889 Nobel Laureates featured in the museum is Oliver Smithies, Weatherspoon Eminent Distinguished Professor of Medicine. He won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in…

Protecting New Orleans 10 years after Katrina

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, the city of New Orleans relies on a UNC-Chapel Hill researcher’s expertise on major storms and the strength of the levee system protecting the city. Rick Luettich, director of the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City and an expert in storm surge modeling, began working with the Army…

Folt, Hawking kick off historic physics conference

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt welcomed renowned physicist Stephen Hawking in front of a sold-out crowd at the Hawking Radiation Conference in Stockholm, Sweden, on Monday. Hawking’s public lecture was an early highlight of the historic gathering of the world’s most accomplished physicists. “As the leader of a university charged with opening the minds…

Curiosity, perseverance inspire Gu

Zhen Gu, an assistant professor in North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s joint biomedical engineering program, was recently named one of MIT Technology Review’s “Innovators Under 35” for his work on developing novel drug-delivery systems for treating cancer and diabetes. The annual list, which Tech Review has issued since…

Day in the Life: Resident Advisor Deanna Zhong

Senior Deanna Zhong works a “live-in” job.  As a resident advisor for the past two years under the Department of Housing and Residential Education, her primary job responsibility is to be a 24/7 resource available to residents. Zhong juggles a psychology and economics double major in the College of Arts and Sciences with ensuring student safety, remedying flooded…

First day, first sip

Few places signify Carolina like the Old Well and few occasions bring as much excitement to the campus landmark as the first day of class. Learn why this signature Old Well tradition has Carolina students lining up to take a sip. Video by Rob Holliday and Carly Swain, Office of Communications and Public Affairs Published…